Whatever happened to those Civil War figures?
, 2014


Whatever happened to
those Civil War figures?

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Winter/Spring Lecture Series will continue at 7 p.m. March 3 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

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Dr. James I. ‘Bud’ Robertson Jr., will present “Whatever Happened to ...?” detailing what occurred to about a dozen prominent Civil War figures in the years after the fighting stopped, reported education committee chairman Betty Mountjoy. 

Dr. Robertson was executive director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission and worked with Presidents Truman, Kennedy and Johnson to mark the war’s 100th anniversary. He is an alumni distinguished professor of history emeritus at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Robertson is the founding executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. He currently serves on the executive committee of Virginia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

He is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles, said Mountjoy. The movie, “Gods and Generals,” was based on his book on Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson, and Dr. Robertson served as historical consultant in the making of the epic production.

There will be a question-and-answer period following the lecture, she said. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and Dr. Robertson will be available for signing.

The museum requests a $5 donation, said Mountjoy. Light refreshments will be served.

Also on the first Monday night, American Legion Post 117 next door serves a fried chicken dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


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